Adobe Introduces Flash Controls
ONLINE PRIVACYMay 16, 2011
InformationWeek reports on Adobe's newly released Flash Player 10.3, which enables users to block the use of Local Shared Objects, commonly referred to as Flash cookies, "which some advertisers use to surreptitiously track every website that a user visits, regardless of their cookie or cache settings." In its blog, Adobe describes the new feature. "Now, when users go into their browser settings to clear their browser history or clear their cookies," Adobe notes, "they will be able to clear both their browser data as well as their plug-in data." The Flash update is included in Google's latest version of Chrome, which also addresses vulnerabilities, the report states.